Following the MA Multimedia Journalism students’ victory on Tuesday, a Bournemouth University undergraduate student has won the top award at the prestigious Journalism Awards for Excellence.
Dan Sansom took first prize in Multimedia Story/Campaign of the Year last night in the National Council for the Training of Journalists awards ceremony. Dan’s entry was his final year major project on gambling addiction, ‘Football’s Hidden Addiction’, which was described as “an excellent human interest piece of impactful, thoughtful and original journalism.”
Presenting the awards, Sarah Hewson, Sky News Presenter, said: “Our winner displayed a fantastic example of storytelling across all platforms, with a particularly strong video element." Judges described the entry as “an excellent human interest piece of impactful, thoughtful and original journalism”.
Collecting the award, Dan Sansom said: “I am over the moon and just can’t believe it. The award is amazing and I am so pleased. It’s just great to see all that hard work pay off. These awards are the top awards for our industry and to be recognised in front of all this audience is incredible.”For the second year running, Bournemouth University has dominated the category and received the highest accolade.
The three finalists in the group were all Bournemouth journalism students. Carmella Haswell and Lewis Lesbirel were highly commended by judges for their work. In the Sports Journalism of the year category Liam Grace was also highly commended. Miriam Phillips, Lecturer in Journalism at Bournemouth University, said: “I am particularly proud of Dan and Carmella, who both worked exceptionally hard to obtain their Gold Standard NCTJ diploma.”